The Welland Gliding Club is located at the North East end of Northamptonshire, midway between the sleepy market town of Oundle and the industrial town of Corby. The airfield is neighbour to the National Trust Property of Lyveden New Bield. It is surrounded by beautiful gently rolling countryside, ideal for thermal soaring.

We have a purpose built clubhouse situated at the west entrance, with club gliders being stored in a large hanger situated in a natural sheltered hollow.

Opening. The club operates on the following days: Saturday - Sunday - Wednesday (during the summer) - Bank Holidays - Flying weeks (1 or 2 per year)

Operation. The club has a single grass runway  1200 metres long - 255º/075º on which we operate two launch mechanisms.

Principally via winch from our powerful twin cable system and additionally via aerotow using a privately owned Wilga.  Winch launches typically provide between 1000 and 1500 feet, aerotows provide height as required.

We are lucky to be outside restricted air space in the immediate vicinity.

The Welland Gliding Club history from 1955 as Perkins Gliding Club through to the present day.
Infomation for visitors. Including how to get here by road and by air.